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National Summary


Tonight will be windy and mostly cloudy, with patches of rain and drizzle, the rain turning heavy in Atlantic coastal counties later. A few mist or fog patches also, especially on hills and coasts. Mild, with minimum temperatures of 6 to 8 Celsius, in fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds, gusting to gale force along Atlantic coasts.


Saturday morning will be wet and windy, with outbreaks of rain in all areas. Brighter conditions, with sunny spells and just isolated showers, will extend from northwest in the afternoon. However, it will remain cloudy and wet in the east and southeast until late afternoon or early evening. Strong and gusty southerly winds in the morning will veer westerly and ease during the day. Mild. Maximum temperatures 10 to 13 Celsius.


Headline: Very changeable and unsettled weather continuing over the weekend and throughout next week also. Saturday night will be cold, for a time, with minima of 2 to 5 Celsius and a patchy frost in places, but freshening southerly winds and increasing cloud from the Atlantic, should bring a rise in temperatures later in the night. Sunday: Windy and mostly cloudy. A few bright spells in eastern areas at first but rain, in western and northwest areas in the morning will spread to eastern areas in the afternoon and winds will increase strong and gusty southerly. Top temperatures 10 or 11 degrees Celsius. Sunday night: Cold with clear spells and scattered wintry showers. Lowest temperatures zero or -1 C., with frost and some icy patches developing. Monday and Tuesday: Cold and changeable, with a mixture of sunny spells and wintry showers. Frosty nights with some icy patches.Further outlook: Cool and unsettled with some wet and windy spells.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 23 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1000, Falling rapidly

Dublin Airport

Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Light rain, 10 Miles, 1009, Falling

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Gust 31 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Mist, 1.9 Miles, 1005, Falling

Belmullet Automatic

South, 24 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Recent rain, 5 Miles, 1001, Falling

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 1009, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 30 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Wave height not available, 997, Falling rapidly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South-Southwest, 32 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, 994, Falling

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Saturday 25 February 2017 Issued at 0600 Friday 24 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderate westerly airflow covers Ireland. A warm front will move in from the Atlantic today in a strengthening southwesterly airflow. The cold front will follow tomorrow and the strong southwesterly airflow over Ireland will veer westerly and ease.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Slyne Head to Malin Head:

Wind: Westerly force 3 or 4. Backing southwesterly today and increasing to force 6 or 7. South to southwest force 6 to gale force 8 overnight.

Weather: Patchy rain/drizzle/fog becoming more widespread.

Visibility: Good becoming generally moderate to poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea:

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5 decreasing westerly force 3 or 4 this morning. Backing southwesterly and gradually increasing to force 5 or 6 this evening and reaching force 7 in places tonight.

Weather: Fair. Patchy rain/drizzle/fog developing this afternoon and evening.

Visibility: Good. Moderate to poor later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Sunday 26 February 2017: Strong to gale force southwesterly winds decreasing moderate and veering westerly. Increasing fresh to strong southwesterly later. Rain clearing eastwards to fair weather. More rain extending eastwards later.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

South to southwest winds will strengthen this evening and overnight reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65km/hr, gusting 90 to 100km/hr at times.

Gale Warning

South to southwest gales will occur tonight for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea.